Atmosfx Holiday Digital Decorating Kit
7 SUGGESTIONS FOR CHOOSING WHICH IMAGES TO PRINT FOR YOUR HOME
Over the past month I set an objective to print some of my work and put it to use to decorate my home. As photography enthusiasts, we spend our time and abilities to develop our skills so that ultimately we can create artwork! I love to think of images as the icing on the cake. After all of the hard work, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing your images in print and exhibited as art!
Atmosfx Holiday Digital Decorating Kit
4 tips to choose the decor for your home
The style must be identified from your personality
It really is true: the house speaks for ourselves and sometimes we could so worried about the impression our house is going to make among our guests that we ignore that, before anything, it is our home, our most private space.
For this reason, looking for accessories for our home, we end buying things that we do not use. My first advice is to encourage you to find your own style. Don't get confused: you don't need to follow a development because it looks in decor mags. To begin with, you have to love and acknowledge yourself and how do you live. You must think about your home as a location which displays your visual identification: a representation of yourself, your personality and the consequence of your daily patterns.
Often I ask yourself about which would be my interior adornment style. I like to see pictures of minimal homes, but I also get excited about spaces or apartments. What it holds true is the fact, actually, I wouldn't prefer to live in these houses since it wouldn't be comfortable to reside in my everyday activities.
What I've done? I'm not getting frustrated any longer intending that my home follows a trend or another and I've accepted that my home is similar to me. Sometimes, a little crazy: I love to have family or my kids photographs at perception and being bounded by handmade items that I've found to get, in second-hand markets or online. For me personally, this details will be the ones that produce my home cozy. Plant life are also a vital necessity in my home.
Last but not least: if your home is consistent with your personality, you would be also more comfortable and would enjoy more every little instant there.
Look for things that give you this feeling
Let yourself be led by your instinct. You can find items that immediately get you and say something for you, awakening emotions within us. Personally, i feel that being carried along for this emotion is not high-risk.
For instance: I want to discover these little brands from creative people; I'm delicate to the delicacy of the imperfection and, because of that, their creations are unique and ideal for me. I prefer them somewhat than commercial products from big brands and stores and I really believe they make my house a captivating home.
Also, if you get objects which may have this emotional connection with you, this feeling will be moved into the home: positive emotions that would encompass you a big part of the day and would offer you peace of mind, making your home your shelter.
When by using a collection of different shaded and textured casings, choose dark-colored and white images to keep them from looking cluttered. African american & white images can also supply the display a far more unified look. I had developed my friend Kristen from Studio room7 HOME DESIGN help me choose decorative frames & art for a little gallery wall in my entry.
This is a wall that would normally go un-noticed. I needed to carefully turn it into a center point. I placed all my images in dark-colored & white except the family picture in the guts. The target was to bring the eye there first, then to the dark-colored & white images in the outer frames. Likewise as effective would be to choose brilliant images for stable black structures or solid white framessuch as this wall membrane, also created by my pal Kristen.
Choose larger measured images and canvases for areas where you can view them across the room. What's the point in printing small 4x6's and 5x7's if you cannot see them unless you walk up to them?
The designs on my mantel would have to be big (at least 16x20) to be able to take pleasure from them from across the room. The big an example may be a 22x27 inches size. I actually can have removed bigger for the space available, but I didn't want to protect the ornamental trim-work of the complete mantel. So, certainly, consider the area you are filling when deciding what size you can go.
I also chose a more timeless, creative image of my family walking, rather an enormous portrait of our faces. This is an individual decision as I was taking a more artistic feel that proceeded to go with the style and colors of the area. Despite the fact that our faces remain unseen, we are very well symbolized by the composition in the image as well as in the close up of the kids in the image next to it.
Way too many portraits around your home? Try switching some of your images into art work using the Waterlogue app! That is a good way to use your images, but provide them with another look. My interior design friend recommends displaying skill or still life/food in your kitchen, somewhat than portraits. A graphic turned through this software might be considered a good option. Here's an example of an image converted into fine art using the Waterlogue app. (Image by Liz Behm)
Choose photos to display that were used that particular room of your house. For example, food picture taking in the kitchen, lifestyle images in the family room, bath images of your children in the tub displayed in the bathroom, plus more personal photos in the bed room.
Last week I made a decision I needed to fill the area above a doorway in my own kitchen with some food images.
Considerations I made before I got the images:
How much space I had a need to fill and how many images.
Appropriate size for your space.
The style/colors that could go well in my kitchen.
How those images would look from over the room.
Because I couldn't go bigger than a 10x10, I chose to use my macro zoom lens and tried to fully capture close-up textures of the fruit vs. a more styled shot with atmosphere that could be harder to see from across the room.
Edit your photographs to match the design of the space it will be in. For example, light and airy, abundant with color & comparison, dark-colored & white, etc. Also, if you are exhibiting images collectively, edit them hand and hand in your editing and enhancing program to be sure they combine well and the colour is steady from image to image.
I did this with my fruit images. I migrated them around in Photoshop to help me imagine how they would look hung. I segregated the blueberry image (mostly blue) and the grapefruit (blue record) with the yellow pineapple in the centre so each image would stand out and look well-balanced next to one another.